Maudie (2016, Aisling Walsh)

Maudie, based on the true story of Nova Scotia artist Maud Lewis, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maud (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maud, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, …

Announcing the 2017 SSNAP Finalists

The Salt Spring National Art Prize is pleased to announce the 2017 finalists. 50 artists from across Canada have been chosen from 1227 submitting artists and 2160 works. Read the full press release. 19 July 2017 (PDF 81kb)

Art Auction Fundraiser

The Salt Spring National Art Prize and the Salt Spring Art Council hosted a fundraising art auction weekend, May 19-21. Over 60 pieces of work from local Salt Spring artists featured in the silent auction. The live auction with MC John Bateman saw works from Gordon Smith, Attila Richard Lukacs, Robert Bateman, Reneé Van Halm, Anne Griffiths, George Fertig, David …

SSNAP 2017 Art Auction Fundraiser

Showcasing the excellence of art on Salt Spring Island, in support of the Salt Spring National Art Prize Exhibition and the Salt Spring Arts Council.

SSNAP 2017 launches in Victoria BC

The 2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize had its official launch at the Inn At Laurel Point, Victoria, BC. The Gulf Islands Driftwood covered the event. Photo: Susan Batchelor Fishbowl Magazine featured an interview with 2015 SSNAP finalist Sophia Burke. January 12, 2017  

Official SSNAP 2017 Launch

The 2017 Salt Spring National Art Prize launches on Thursday January 12, 10:00am, at the Inn At Laurel Point, Victoria, BC. Guest speakers include the 2015 SSNAP winner Corrie Peters, Gary Holman MLA Saanich North & The Islands, and sponsor of the Jurors’ Choice Awards Stephen P Roberts. Submissions also open on January 12 – see our Submit page for …

Galleries West Digital

Our friends at Galleries West magazine have switched to an all-digital publication available exclusively online as a free mini-magazine published every second Tuesday. You can subscribe here to receive an email prompt whenever a new issue is available. Galleries West has been a strong supporter of SSNAP and the arts communities in Western Canada. We’re looking forward to the great …

Countdown to 2017 Gala Opening

September 2017 is just around the corner. Our last prize attracted over 3,000 people. The Gala Opening of the 2017 Finalists’ Exhibition takes place on Friday, September 22. We hope you can join us to see some of the best new work in Canada.